Advisory Board

Advisory Board Members

The Excel Academy Advisory Board offers guidance and assistance to the Trustees and organizational leaders on strategic management and educational issues. The Board will also be helpful in advancing Excel’s mission of ensuring students and graduates of Excel succeed in high school and college and are active citizens in their communities. The Board is chaired by a member of the Excel Academy Board of Trustees. Advisory Board members may be invited to meetings of the Board of Trustees but shall have no vote at such meetings. 

Susan Passoni, Chair

Excel Academy Founding Governing and Foundation Board Member

Adrian Madaro

Massachusetts State Representative, First Suffolk District

Daniel J. Ryan

Massachusetts State Representative, Second Suffolk District

Salvatore LaMattina

Boston City Councilor, District One

Carlo Basile

Former State Representative and Secretary to Governor Baker. 

Debra Cave

Founding Governing Board Member, Excel Academy Charter Schools

Bob Giannino

CEO, uAspire

Anthony Petruccelli

Kearney, Donovan & McGee P.C.

Karen Schwartzman

Principal, Polaris Public Relations

Alejandra St. Guillen

Director of the Mayor’s Office of New Bostonians, WTC

Rebecca Sullivan

Senior Vice President of Institutional Finance, MassDevelopment